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David Anderson


David Anderson is thought leader in managing effective software team. He is a board member and founder of the APLN and signatory of the project management Declaration of Interdependence.

He has 26 years experience in the software development business starting with computer games in the early 1980's. As a pioneer in the agile software movement David has managed teams at Corbis, Sprint and Motorola delivering superior productivity and quality. While at Microsoft he developed the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement methodology.

David's book, Agile Management for Software Engineering - Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results, introduced many ideas from Lean and Theory of Constraints in to software engineering.

Recently, as Senior Director of Software Engineering at Corbis, David led a team that introduced many Lean ideas including use of kanban, oobeya, and visual control techniques. The results were astounding. The team demonstrated high levels of productivity, improved lead times and quality. Email:dja@agilemanagement.net

Attended conferences

QConSF 2008